The second phase of the £250M regeneration Kampus project has begun, with planning permission having been submitted for two derelict 19th century former warehouse buildings.

Minto & Turner and Minshull House, listed for their historical interest, are thought to have the only remaining untouched cobble street in Manchester running between them. Little David street will once again be open to the public after years of restricted access once the project is complete.

Many of the original features of the buildings have survived intact, and joint developers The English Cities Fund and Henry Boot are looking to follow a sensitive restoration plan to preserve as much of them as possible. The two warehouses will provide 59 characterful loft apartments along with circa 14,000 sq ft commercial space. As a fusion of old and new this important part of the Kampus masterplan will be a place to meet, socialise and enjoy the best independent bars and restaurants Manchester has to offer.

Hannan Associates played a key role in the design team from conception to Stage 3. Our design input included the thermal modelling needed to define the performance and specification of the envelope and the development of the energy and sustainability strategies to support the planning submission. In addition to the MEP design associated with the apartments our work included the development of flexible fit out options for the retail and restaurant units in the development.

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